Now Lebanese mothers have to sign the form to issue a passport to their minor children, as well as have equal rights as the fathers for the travel permits.
below is the release sent by the great Wafaa Abed head of the Institute of Progressive women, related to that matter
Great work and great step forward
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Lebanese mothers’ present from the General Security
We are pleased to announce that the Lebanese General Security has issued new instruction aimed at bettering family relations by granting mothers and fathers equal rights as to issuance of passports and travel permits for their minor children. This amendment was published on their website. (check the link below)
After thorough study and in a constant effort to modernize and uphold human rights, the General Security and under the leadership of its Director, Major General Abbas Ibrahim has approved the dossier presented the Institute of Progressive Women (IPW).
We wish to thank all of those in the General Security who made this possible, with special appreciation and recognition to Major General Abbas Ibrahim for his leadership, the head of the relevant committee Brigadier Jihad al-Masri as well as all the members, and the Managing Judge, President Ziad Shebib.
We also take this opportunity to thank the associations and thousands of women and men who supported the campaign and signed the petition, appreciation also to Dr. Paul Morcos who authored the jurisprudence study and Dr. Khatoun Haidar for her professional support, and recognition to the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) who funded and supported the project, as well as to the media for their coverage and the project team who worked around the clock
For information please call the President of IPW, Ms. Wafaa Abed 600588/03
Head of Internal Audit
Clemenceau st. P.o.box: 11-1536